Rental Car Project is Moving Forward

October 5, 2011
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The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association voted in June to send a letter to state and federal officials urging them to force Massport to test the ultra-fine particulate matter that may spew from the proposed five-level, 2.8 million square foot, 9,000 parking space garage that will serve as Logan Airport’s Consolidated Rental Car Facility or...

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Arson Blamed for Blaze at the Bradley School Playground

September 28, 2011
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Arson Blamed for Blaze at the Bradley School Playground

Authorities are seeking a single arsonist or group of arsonists that lit the brand-new playground at the Bradley School on Beachview Road on fire over the weekend. Boston Police and the Boston Fire Department investigated the cause of the fire and believe it was the result of arson. Now authorities are scouring the neighborhood...

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Details Are Slow to Materialize in Brutal Attack on Webster St.

September 28, 2011
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Details Are Slow to Materialize in Brutal Attack on Webster St.

There is still a shroud of mystery surrounding the violent attack of an East Boston woman last Wednesday on Webster Street. The woman remains in serious condition at an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. People who knew the woman, whose name has not been released by investigators, have reported that there is a possibility...

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Last Drop: Task Force Shuts Down Illegal Liquor Operation

September 28, 2011
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It’s a group that began in 2009 when Eagle Hill residents collaborated with the Boston Police and the City of Boston to address problem properties in the neighborhood. Now three years later East Boston’s Problem Property Task Force (PPTF) is as strong as ever and showing they mean business. Last week, as a result...

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FOL Members Tour Mattapan Branch with Design Team

September 28, 2011
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The Friends of the Library group charged with being a conduit between the community and developers of the new library in East Boston recently toured the newly built Mattapan branch library and saw things they liked and did not like. William Rawn Associates who will be charged with designing the new Eastie library is...

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Gaming Debate: Job Creation Rightfully takes Priority

September 28, 2011
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With the House version of the expanded gambling bill already passed, the state Senate has now taken up the measure for discussion. That discussion is taking place right now and will apparently last the week. A vote on the Senate measure will come at the beginning of next week. Senator Anthony Petruccelli, our man...

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Lightning Express and Danilchuk Auto are off to Roaring Starts

September 28, 2011
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After months of anticipation the EBMHL came to a start Tuesday night September 13, 2011. After much speculation on who the front runners would be, 2 teams emerged as possible top guns this season. Lightning Express, Captained by Dom DiMarzo, looks like a replica of an East Boston Mustangs team seen years ago in...

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Obituaries 09-28-2011

September 28, 2011
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Dolores Tennerini East Boston resident Dolores A. “Dodie” (Marcella) Tennerini of East Boston died on September 25. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph T. Tennerini; sister of Marilyn Ford, Charles J. and Kenneth Marcella, all of East Boston, Marybeth Osgood of Salem, NH, Virgina Sprague of Malden, Karen Giardullo of Saugus,...

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A Business Model for Orient Heights

September 21, 2011
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A Business Model for Orient Heights

Chuma Gaviria has always had a passion for fashion and style. Growing up in Colombia, Gaviria studied hairdressing and fashion before taking what he learned to Europe for several years. “I lived in Barcelona, Spain doing fashion and styling before moving to the United States,” said Gaviria. Gaviria has taken his experiences in both...

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Design Process is Underway

September 21, 2011
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Design Process is Underway

The design process for the East Boston Greenway Extension is underway. As a preliminary step, a group of local residents who will serve as an advisory board assembled by the Mayor Thomas Menino toured the route envisioned by Massport and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last week. Currently the focus is on a 25-foot...

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Table Talk: Neighborhood Moves Ever Closer to Getting a Resort-style Casino

September 21, 2011
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It seems the possibility of a full-scale resort-style casino coming to East Boston is closer to reality than ever before. Last week the House passed its version of expanded gaming in the state with East Boston’s Representative Carlo Basile joining his colleagues voting in favor of the bill. “This bill has been a long...

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Residents Urged to Participate in the Renew Boston Program

September 21, 2011
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The Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s (NOAH) Kim Foltz was at Monday night’s Orients Heights Neighborhood Council meeting to urge East Boston participation in the city’s Renew Boston program. NOAH is one of 13 community-based organizations that has been tapped to spearhead the program in Eastie. “We hold free Energy Efficiency counseling in English and...

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Maverick Square: Looking Up in a Down Economy

September 21, 2011
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A few things have become obvious to nearly everyone in this neighborhood as the construction of the impressive new building for the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center rushes to completion. First of all, local merchants in the square have revealed that the potential cost for rental space for commercial operations has gone up dramatically....

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Empty Thinking: Positive Developments Are Always Welcome

September 21, 2011
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There seems to be the belief held among many residents that an empty buildable lot should remain always an empty buildable lot – that an empty lot is preferred over a well built, up to code, new residence which tends to enhance a neighborhood rather than to detract from it. We frankly don’t understand...

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Obituaries 09-21-2011

September 21, 2011
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Quintino Sacco Member of Laborers Union Local 22 Quntino Sacco of Revere, formerly of Melito, Italy, died on September 15. A member of the Laborers Union Local 22, he was the beloved husband of Frances (Rapaciole) Sacco of Revere; beloved father of Richard Rizzo of Revere; dear brother of Gesomina, Carmen and Pietro Sacco,...

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It Takes a Neighborhood: Daycare Co-op Opens its Doors

September 16, 2011
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It Takes a Neighborhood: Daycare Co-op Opens its Doors

A new daycare that has been much anticipated by local parents opened in East Boston on Monday and will bring a whole new philosophy to caring and educating preschoolers in the neighborhood. Harbor City School (HCS) is the brainchild of a few local moms that began meeting every Friday at a 303 Cafe-sponsored ‘Mommy...

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Disconnect? Internet Report Says Red Line/Blue Line Project is in Jeopardy

September 16, 2011
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The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) has posted a message on its blog alerting residents and activists that the long awaited Red Line/Blue Line Connector project may be in jeopardy. “The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (“MBTA”) spider-map has been praised and replicated in countries around the world, but it only takes one short look at...

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Liquor Store Employee Cited for Selling Alcohol to Minors

September 16, 2011
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The owner of Woody’s Liquors has again found himself in hot water with the Alcohol Beverage Control Commission (ABCC). Last month, an underage operative, under the direction of ABCC investigators, phoned in orders for alcohol to Woody’s Liquors in Revere. The driver for Woody’s was caught selling liquor to a minor by Revere Police...

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Expanded Gaming: Legislation Deserves to be Passed

September 16, 2011
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The House of Representatives is expected to report out of committee first and then vote on a final version later this week of the expanded gambling bill that will allow three casinos and one slot machine racino to be licensed in the state of Massachusetts. The earth will not tremble if this happens. Life...

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Obituaries 09-14-2011

September 16, 2011
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Reginald Todd Green, Jr. Revere resident  Reginald Todd Green, Jr. of Revere died on September 11. He was five years old. He was the cherished son of Nicolette Deveau and Reginald Green Jr.; adored brother of Brookelynn Green; devoted grandson of Burton Deveau Jr. and his wife, Dorothy (Attenasio) Deveau and Caroline Johnson; dear...

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Education

September 7, 2011
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Education

Denise Torres (center) accepts a full scholarship to the Berklee College of Music, as family mem­bers and Berklee officials look on, during the renowned music school’s annual City Music Scholar­ship Concert. Torres graduated from East Boston High School earlier this year.

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Harvest Festival This Sunday at Piers Park

September 7, 2011
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Harvest Festival This Sunday at Piers Park

This year’s annual Harvest Festival will not only showcase the gardening talents of locals and the musical prowess of Eastie kids but will pay tribute to the men and woman who died a decade ago during the worst terrorist attack on American soil. On Sunday, September 11 from 2-6 p.m. Zumix, Eastie’s youth-driven music...

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Robbery Case is a Sad Reflection of the Economy

September 7, 2011
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An East Boston man’s arrest last week shows just how desperate some people have become in this down economy. Marquis Allen, 21, an expectant father from East Boston said he only grabbed a stranger’s gold necklace because he had money problems and was concerned for his unborn baby’s future. Allen was arraigned in East...

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A Complete Score: East Boston Vocalist Earns a Full Scholarship to Berklee

September 7, 2011
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An East Boston resident was one of 16 young musicians that will share a total of $2 million in full-tuition scholarships to support four years of study at the Berklee City Music program at Berklee College. Denise Torres, a vocalist from East Boston is a graduate of East Boston High School and participated in the Berklee...

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